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Table 2 Baseline disease characteristics and healthcare histories

From: Real-world characteristics of women with endometriosis-related pain entering a multidisciplinary endometriosis program

Parameter Single-provider cohort entering the CERT clinic (n = 638)
Type of pain, n (%)a  
 Dysmenorrhea 511 (80)
 Dyspareunia 369 (58)
 NMPP 498 (78)
Additional symptoms, n (%)  
 Pelvic tenderness 275 (43)
 Abdominal tenderness 140 (22)
 Hematuria 12 (2)
 Rectal bleeding 38 (6)
Comorbidity identified by transvaginal ultrasound  
 Uterine fibroids (> 3 cm)  
  No 572 (90)
  Yes 66 (10)
 Suspected adenomyosis  
  No 593 (93)
  Yes 45 (7)
 Suspected endometrioma (> 2 cm)  
  No 530 (83)
  Yes 108 (17)
 Other ovarian cysts (> 2 cm)  
  No 565 (89)
  Yes 73 (11)
Years since onset of pelvic pain to endometriosis surgical diagnosis  
 n 285
 Mean (SD) 6.3 (6.8)
 Range 0–32
Years from surgical diagnosis of endometriosis to entry into the CERT clinic  
 n 392
 Mean (SD) 6.9 (6.9)
 Range 0.02–35.2
Years from onset of pelvic pain to entry into the CERT clinic  
 n 527
 Mean (SD) 10.1 (9.0)
 Range 0–40.1
Duration of pain, n (%)  
 < 5 years 215 (41)
 5–10 years 83 (16)
 > 10 years 229 (44)
Years since diagnosis, n (%)  
 < 1 year 77 (20)
 1–5 years 122 (31)
 5–10 years 90 (23)
 > 10 years 103 (27)
Prior surgical procedures to treat endometriosisb, n (%) 670 (100)
 Hysterectomy 42 (6)
 Left oophorectomy 35 (5)
 Right oophorectomy 16 (2)
 Bilateral oophorectomy 5 (1)
 Unilateral cystectomy 76 (11)
 Bilateral cystectomy 16 (2)
 Conservative surgery 480 (72)
Analgesic use, n (%)  
 NSAIDs  
  Current 219 (34)
  Prior 86 (14)
 Opioids  
  Current 158 (25)
  Prior 108 (17)
Combination NSAID/opioidc  
 Current 84 (13)
Endometriosis medication use, n (%)  
 Oral contraceptives  
  Current 177 (28)
  Prior 391 (63)d
 GnRH agonist (Lupron)  
  Current 26 (4)
  Prior 120 (19)
 Depo provera  
  Current 17 (3)
  Prior 80 (13)
 Oral progestin  
  Current 36 (6)
  Prior 40 (6)
 Danazol  
  Current 1 (0.2)
  Prior 4 (1)
 IUD  
  Current 20 (3)
  Prior 54 (9)
 Aromatase inhibitors  
  Current 5 (1)
  Prior 7 (1)
Gabapentin  
 Current 18 (3)
 Prior 8 (1)
 Antidepressant  
  Current 125 (20)
  Prior 39 (6)
Previous healthcare providers, n 638
  Mean (SD) 4.0 (3.7)
 Range 0–26
  1. Percentages reflect the number of patients with non-missing data. Numbers may not add up to 638 because of missing data
  2. aThe number (%) of patients reporting mild, moderate, or severe pain for each condition. Total number as follows: dysmenorrhea, n = 569; NMPP, n = 571; dyspareunia, n = 551
  3. bData based on the five most recent surgeries. Women described here may have had more than one surgery and so more than one procedure
  4. cPrior use of NSAIDS and opioids at the same time could not be confirmed accurately
  5. dPrior oral contraceptive use includes a very few women who used etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring